A Must See Marvel

“St. Luke’s represents an integral part of colonial history and the evolution of religious freedom in the U.S. ” – Joanna B. TripAdvisor reviewer May 2015

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Guided Tours

“…an excellent tour of the Church…. Enthusiasm and knowledge of the historical background was contagious and enlightening.” –Pauline626, Trip Advisor, May 14, 2015 “…a wealth of information….” –Judith P, Trip Advisor, April 14, 2015

Separation of Church and State

“…I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”

– Thomas Jefferson, To the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut

January 1, 1802


“…this is the place for you… Romantic, personal, historic, peaceful, lovely.” –Deborah R, Trip Advisor, November 4, 2014

Special Events

Twilight Tours

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“Beautiful grounds. It’s history. It’s America. Must visit.” –Karl S., Yelp.com, November 26, 2014 “The experience I had at St. Luke’s was outstanding.” –Ryan S., Yelp.com, April 28, 2015
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Gift Shop

“…wonderful unusual pieces….” –GmaSandra, Trip Advisor, October 19, 2013 “…check out the gift shop for some lovely unique gifts.” –NHFlowergirl March 12, 2015

Welcome to Historic St. Luke’s Church!

Located south of the James River near the town of Smithfield stands Virginia’s best kept secret. Recently voted best attraction in Smithfield by Tripadvisor, the tour at Historic St. Luke’s covers over 481 years of history. Join us as we present the diverse American narrative of spirituality, community, and the pursuit of religious freedom.

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